'Do nothing' candidate wants to do plenty for Lucerne Valley

June 24, 2013

By PETER DAY
Editor

Do nothing.

That’s what new Lucerne Valley Honorary Mayor Lyle Thomas promised during his campaign.

“I’m going to still stick with my platform,” Thomas said during a recent interview with the Leader. “I’m not going to do nothing.”

But while the Mitsubishi Cement process engineer isn’t going to transform the town into something it’s not, he’s looking forward to helping Lucerne Valley improve upon what it is.

Event: Monthly LVDRC Board Meeting

June 13, 2013

The monthly LVDRC Board Meeting will be at the Lucerne Valley Community Center on Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m. All LVDRC-CERT members are welcome to attend. Your participation and input help improve LVDRC and our CERT program.

There will be a brief training session during the potluck, from 5pm to 6pm on Monday, 6/17/13. Please bring something to share if you attend the potluck. The board meeting, which includes the election of the board of directors, will begin at 6 p.m. The Ham radio net check in will begin at 7:30 p.m. from the LVDRC office.

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52 graduate from LVHS Friday night

June 11, 2013

By PETER DAY
Editor

Perhaps it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that Lucerne Valley High School’s featured speaker would begin with a spirited rendition of “The Chicken Dance.”

“It’s all about the chicken,” Troy Van Bavel, the popular head of the school’s rock-solid FFA program, said Friday in the school’s gymnasium. “We look for the good parts. And it could be anything. I challenge you to do the same.”

Van Bavel, who also teaches agriculture and leadership classes, urged the 52 graduates to take chances and be resilient.

LVHS graduates from the class of 2013

June 11, 2013

Monique Aguilar, Michael Alarcon, Jennifer Alcazar, Vanessa Avilez, Eddie Ayala, Alberto Barbosa, Walter Brecia, Garrett Burcham, Sierra Clay, Nicole Colangelo, Joseph Contreras, Reynerio Cortez, Stacy Dobyns, Luke Evans, Jose Figueroa, Adam Garcia, Laura Garcia, Karissa Gasper, Corey Gibson, Gladys Gutierrez, Valerie Gutierrez, Jessie Jones, Courtney Kelly, Dereck Laguardia, James Lee, Kori Lemoine, Tammy Luna, Jessica Martinez, William Marx, Brett McGinnis, Emmanuel Medel, Kimberly Medina, Mayra Mondragon, Kayla Mortimore, Amelia Parra, Reyna Pinedo, Elliana Quevedo, Manuel Rodriguez, Rob

Carnival marks end of school year for LV Elementary

June 11, 2013

By PETER DAY
Editor

For the second year in a row, the Lucerne Valley Elementary School Booster Club paid for a carnival to help students celebrate a successful school year.

While a DJ played the hits of the day, students enjoyed an assortment of carnival games, including a basketball toss and ping pong ball throw into a bowl of water. Students ate snow cones and cotton candy and had opportunities to earn goodies and toys if they met challenges at the attractions.

LVEDA provides input on Mojave water plan

June 11, 2013

By PETER DAY
Editor

Lucerne Valley residents are helping contribute a flow of ideas as the region braces for an increase in water resource-related challenges.

Last Tuesday, attendees of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association meeting at the Senior Center participated in a Mojave Integrated Regional Water Management Plan workshop. The event, and similar future workshops, will help the Mojave Water Agency to build a dialogue for water resource solutions.

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